Vendors

Our Pledge to You! 

‘Abbey Forth will always give an honest and constructive assessment of your property and provide you with a researched valuation to give you the assurance that our professional experienced property department delivers a trusted and reliable service every time.’

 

Achieving the best sale price and in the quickest time, is the obvious ideal scenario - each time a property hits the market. All too often we see other firms promising this, however Abbey Forth would argue that the highest price is best and our anecdotal research tells us that vendors in general prefer that focus is on achieving best price rather than hurrying to get a quick sale – which often can lead to a poor result.

 

How do we start the process of a successful vendor & agent sales relationship?

First & foremost is to have an open friendly conversation about your reasons for selling, your buying requirements, and listening to you as you tell us about your property and your needs. The valuation is provided by having a thorough look at your home and picking out any outstanding features and what we believe will be the key elements that will attract the right buyers for your property. We will then research in great detail the current market activity, along with comparable sales and provide you with a fully researched and considered valuation.

 

We will always confirm this by email and allow you the time to consider further questions for discussion or indeed if you wish to instruct us to sell.

There is no substitute for experience. Choose a firm that knows the area, the houses and the people. Do you like, trust and have confidence in the person/people who will be selling your property? 

Please see this testimonial which is dated March 2020.

 

“Just a quick email to say thank you for your service in selling our property it has been second to none from our first telephone call throughout the process, you have gone above and beyond offering your sound knowledge and assistance, we are very impressed with yourself and Abbey Forth and will definitely recommend Abbey Forth to all our friends and family in the future, we hope to do business with you in the future.”

-  Mr & Mrs Wilson, Standing Stone Walk, Dunfermline


Our Top Tips for Vendors

Following some simple advice will help to achieve the highest possible price.


Prepare Your Property – First impressions Count!

It doesn’t have to be a show house but presenting it in a clean and tidy condition can only help. If you are fortunate to have outside space – this is the gateway to your home, so tidy the garden, clear any litter, pull out weeds and if there are external jobs to house (like painting the door or down pipe) then do so.


Make the Most of Viewings

Estate Agents show and sell houses every day, so let us do the job for you. We are more comfortable selling the property and can take the emotion out of the viewing. 

However, some vendors prefer to show their property therefore try to focus on the key features or any unique/quirky aspects as well as any additional useful information about the area. It is good to be engaging with potential buyers but a word of caution – allow the agents to negotiate any offer and refrain from handing out your personal contact number.

 

Use a good local solicitor 

Pick a reputable, professional who has a proven track record of dealing with matters efficiently. We are well placed to recommend good local solicitor firms to you who can deal with all the legal aspects of buying and selling property.

 

The Sales process in a nutshell

 

Below are the key points relating to the sales process. Abbey Forth can have your property on the market within 3-5 working days of instruction and I would organize process from start to finish.

 

Post Valuation and at Instruction of Sale;

 

Arrange marketing payment and sign T&Cs

Order Home report Survey

Take photos/floorplan - to prepare particulars of sale

Approve home report survey and property particulars

Order Sale board to be erected.

Go Live on market and list on key property portals and social media.

Agent to Conduct FREE viewings* (if required) and provide feedback to seller.

Pass offer(s) to appointed solicitor

Commence legal conveyancing of sale

Settlement of sale, board removal, solicitor to arrange payment.